Sleeve Gastrectomy

This procedure removes about 75% of the stomach making it the size and shape of a large banana. This procedure works through calorie restriction and changes in gastric hormones, and it will cause you to feel fuller faster and longer. Patients loose approximately 65-70 percent of their excess body weight at 18 months. There is no malabsorption component to this operation.

Advantages:

  1. Minimal risk of malabsorption.
  2. No risk of internal hernia
  3. No foreign body implantation
  4. No re-routing of the intestine

Disadvantages:

  1. Staple line which could leak or stricture
  2. Weight loss slightly lower than that of the gastric bypass
  3. Possible increase in reflux/heartburn symptoms
Sleeve Gastrectomy

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